People apparently install LED rings in their car's headlights to try and make them look like BMW headlights. So on eBay I found a LED ring with an 80mm diameter, which is about the largest the bottom of the mill's head can accommodate. It cost $22. There were cheaper ones, but I bought this because the LEDs and electronic were sealed, while on others the LEDs were exposed, and I was worried about swarf shorting it out.
I used 5 minute epoxy to glue 4 neodymium magnets to the back of the ring to mount it to the mill. It was then that I discovered the cover surrounding the spindle on the X2 is made from plastic. However, with a bit of maneuvering I managed to get three of the magnets on metal and get the light mostly centered.
|Neodymium magnets epoxied to the back of the LED ring.|
The wire from the light runs up the left side of the head, to the top of the column, and then down to the control box which houses a simple switch to turn it on and off.
|Spindle light mounted and turned on.|